2011 BMW K1600GTL first look
The first–grainy, low-res images of the 2011 BMW K1600GTL have been leaked.
Being the flagship BMW tourers, it will have all sorts of goodies on it. Over and above the I-6 engine with 160HP and 129 ft-lbs of torque. One thing it will have is adaptive headlights that sense when the bike is leaning into a turn, and pints the headlights into the turn. Another fancy bit is the motorcycle version of the iDrive system in BMW cars: a full-color screen that incorporates the integrated GPS, audio display, and probably the setup screen, showing what you’ve set the suspension settings to, tire pressure, etc.
No real specs on the bike as to dimensions and whatnot are available yet.
But really, what I’m waiting to see are the specs for is the sister GT model, which is replacing the K1300GT. It should be a lot lighter than the GTL, and a lot faster than the current GT.
129 ft-lbs of torque. I bet it’ll have arm-wrenching acceleration. I can’t wait to test ride it.
UPDATE: More info and official pics can be found at this entry that offers a rundown from the official unveiling at INTERMOT.
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